To say that the ZR012 is complex is an understatement. This experimental piece, of which only 12 will be produced, is made with nitroglycerin (read: the active ingredient in dynamite).
It took Urwerk’s Felix Baumgartner and Martin Frei (the men who created the movement); MB&F’s Max Büsser and Serge Kriknoff; and Eric Giroud to create the final product. An idea that came to Baumgartner and Büsser in 2008, they consider the unique line an experiment as opposed to an addition to their luxury lines.
The complicated details of the piece include a highly technical “Wankel engine,” and geometric shapes are at the helm of its function. Two separate rotors indicate the hours and minutes.
The ZR012 can be yours for 110,000 Swiss francs, and it’ll take a 33,000-Swiss franc deposit to pre-order.
Source & photo: Perpetuelle